Mortgage stress near record low in mid-2021

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 21-Jul-21

New research from Roy Morgan shows that an estimated 677,000 mortgage holders (17.3%) were at risk of ‘mortgage stress’ in the three months to May 2021. This period encompassed the end of the JobKeeper wage subsidy in late March, low community transmission of COVID-19 and only a few ‘short and sharp’ lockdowns and border closures to deal with outbreaks. This level of mortgage stress is down sharply on a year ago when an estimated 794,000 mortgage holders (19.4%) were at risk during the early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic in the three months to May 2020. Of those mortgage holders considered ‘At Risk’ in the three months to May 2021, some 440,000 (11.8% of all mortgage holders), were considered ‘Extremely at Risk’, down from 480,000 (12.3%) on the three months to May 2020. These are the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s Single Source Survey, based on in-depth interviews conducted with over 50,000 Australians each year including over 10,000 owner-occupied mortgage-holders.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Supermarkets dominate Australia’s most trusted brands in 2021 led by Woolworths, Coles, Bunnings & ALDI

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 6-Jul-21

Roy Morgan data scientists analysed nominations from more than 20,000 Australians to identify the nation’s 20 most trusted brands, and the 20 most distrusted brands. The COVID-19 pandemic has led to a retail sales boom on the back of record Government support for the economy, and it is perhaps unsurprising that leading supermarket and retail brands fill five of the top six spots as Australia’s most trusted brands. The latest Roy Morgan Risk Report reveals that the nation’s two largest supermarket brands, Woolworths and Coles, took out first and second places on the list of most trusted brands in the country in early 2021, followed closely by leading hardware retailer Bunnings Warehouse and fellow supermarket ALDI. The Roy Morgan Risk Report also reveals the top-20 list of Australia’s most distrusted brands, with several brands entering the top 10 for the first time including Amazon, Rio Tinto and Huawei, and brands such as Crown Resorts, Uber, Twitter and TikTok new entrants into the top 20 list. Leading banks including NAB, ANZ and CBA were among the big improvers on the distrust ladder with all three dropping well out of the top-10 most distrusted brands. The Roy Morgan Risk Monitor surveys approximately 1,800 Australians every month to measure levels of trust and distrust in more than 900 brands across 26 industry sectors.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, WOOLWORTHS SUPERMARKETS, COLES SUPERMARKETS AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, BUNNINGS GROUP LIMITED, ALDI STORES SUPERMARKETS PTY LTD, AMAZON.COM INCORPORATED, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO, HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES (AUSTRALIA) PTY LTD, CROWN RESORTS LIMITED – ASX CWN, UBER AUSTRALIA PTY LTD, TWITTER INCORPORATED, TIKTOK, NATIONAL AUSTRALIA BANK LIMITED – ASX NAB, AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND BANKING GROUP LIMITED – ASX ANZ, COMMONWEALTH BANK OF AUSTRALIA – ASX CBA

Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards 2020: Australia’s winning retailers announced

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-Jun-21

The annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards were awarded in locked down Melbourne in early June. As usual, the awards in the retail category went to a mix of first timers and veterans. Among those enjoying their moment in the customer satisfaction spotlight for the first time were Schnitz as the Quick Service Restaurant of the Year with six monthly customer satisfaction awards and Chemist Warehouse as Chemist/Pharmacy of the Year. There were seven repeat winners led by Myer as Department Store of the Year for a sixth straight year, Bunnings Warehouse as Hardware Store of the Year for a fourth year in a row, Rebel as Sports Store of the Year for the sixth consecutive year and perhaps most impressively of all The Reject Shop confirming its dominance in the field as the Discount Variety Store of the Year for the ninth year running (2012-2020). First Choice Liquor (Liquor Store of the Year), The Athlete’s Foot (Shoe Store of the Year) and Subway (Major Quick Service Restaurant of the Year) all built on their victories in 2019 to complete back-to-back victories in their respective categories for the first time.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Roy Morgan unveils Annual Customer Satisfaction Award winners for 2020 across all categories

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 10-Jun-21

Roy Morgan’s Annual Customer Satisfaction Awards have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, but after rigorous examination of the data recorded from Australians during 2020 we are able to announce the deserving winners who have excelled with high customer satisfaction ratings despite the challenges of the pandemic. Nineteen of the 40 award winners are repeat winners backing up from a victory a year ago, while there are 21 new winners. Respondents name the companies they deal with in various categories across more than 30 industries, and rate how satisfied they are with them. Monthly Customer Satisfaction winners are cited in each category throughout the year, with the annual award going to the company with the most wins. Several companies scored a clean sweep of 12 monthly victories during 2020, including first-time winners Aussie Broadband and Health Partners, as well as back-to-back 2019 & 2020 winners Myer, The Reject Shop, Powershop, Bunnings Warehouse, Rebel, RAC and Defence Health. Costco also returned to the winners’ circle with an unblemished record in 2020 after last winning the annual award in 2017. The data that determines who wins comes from Roy Morgan’s Single Source survey, compiled from in-depth interviews with over 50,000 consumers from all around Australia.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Isuzu UTE wins Best of the Best Award

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 10-Jun-21

Vehicle manufacturer Isuzu UTE has been named the winner of the Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Award – ‘Best of the Best’ – taking the mantle from fellow car manufacturer Lexus. The ‘Best of the Best’ award goes to the company that achieved the highest customer satisfaction of all 40 winners in the Annual Roy Morgan Customer Satisfaction Awards. Isuzu UTE also won the prestigious ‘Best of the Best’ Award in 2018 and their victory this year was built on the back of seven monthly victories in the Car Manufacturer of the Year category, including six wins in a row from March to August 2020. Isuzu UTE came out just on top of 2019 winner Lexus (five monthly victories) Other car manufacturers to perform exceptionally well in 2020 included Toyota, Mercedes-Benz and Suzuki. Isuzu UTE averaged customer satisfaction of an exceptional 94.92% in 2020 to beat Liquor Store of the Year First Choice Liquor by the barest of margins in second place on an average of 94.88%.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, ISUZU UTE AUSTRALIA PTY LTD

More Australians switching insurance since COVID-19

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 9-Jun-21

New data from Roy Morgan shows that since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Australians with either vehicle insurance or household insurance have been far more likely to switch their insurance provider, and also far more likely to consider switching after looking for deals from other companies. In the year to March 2021, only 62.9% of the nation’s 30 million+ vehicle insurance policies (including Compulsory Third Party) were renewed without approaching another company, down from 77.9% in the year to March 2020. There was a significant increase in vehicle insurance policies that were renewed only after approaching other companies, up 9.2% points to 23.5%. There was a similar trend in the household insurance market, which comprises nearly 25 million policies. Some 68.1% of these policies were renewed without approaching another company, down 12.3% points from the year to March 2020 when 80.4% of household insurance policies were renewed. Meanwhile, 22% of household insurance policies were renewed after approaching other companies, up 7.7% points from a year ago, and 6.1% of policies were ‘switched’ from another company, up from 3.7% a year ago. These are some of the latest findings from Roy Morgan’s Single Source insurance data derived from in-depth personal interviews conducted with over 50,000 Australians per annum, including details of over 75,000 vehicle insurance policies and over 65,000 household insurance policies.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

McDonald’s, KFC, Hungry Jack’s & Domino’s Pizza are Australia’s favourite restaurants

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 25-May-21

New research from Roy Morgan shows that 15.9 million Australians aged 14+ (75.3%) ate take away food in an average four weeks from fast food outlets in 2020. This was a significant increase on 2019, when there were 13.3 million (63.7%) customers of fast food outlets. There are now ten quick service restaurants with at least one million Australian customers buying food in an average four weeks, with old favourite McDonald’s again the leading restaurant with over 8.1 million. In clear second place is KFC (Kentucky Fried Chicken) with over 6.8 million customers, while third place is a close contest between burger franchise Hungry Jack’s (4.2 million) and Domino’s Pizza (4.1 million). Filling out the top five is sandwich and salad outlet Subway with 3.2 million customers, followed by chicken-based Red Rooster with over 2.1 million customers. Analysing the leading quick service restaurants by generation shows that Millennials are the biggest customers of all three of the leading fast food outlets, narrowly ahead of the younger Generation Z. Older generations are less frequent customers of fast food outlets, but McDonald’s remains the leading choice for Generation X, Baby Boomers and Pre-Boomers ahead of KFC and Hungry Jack’s.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED, McDONALD’S AUSTRALIA LIMITED, KFC, HUNGRY JACK’S PTY LTD, DOMINO’S PIZZA ENTERPRISES LIMITED – ASX DMP, SUBWAY SANDWICHES PTY LTD, RED ROOSTER FOODS

Queensland is the favoured pick for longer holidays during the pandemic with international borders closed

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 17-May-21

New data from Roy Morgan’s Holiday Travel Intention Leading Indicator Report shows that 5.68 million Australians (26.9% of those aged 14+) in the March quarter intend to take a holiday during the next 12 months. Of these travellers there were 5.24 million set on taking a domestic holiday and a further 340,000 planning an overseas holiday – although according to the Federal Budget the international borders are set to remain closed for holidaymakers until early next year. There were a small number of prospective travellers who couldn’t decide whether their holidays would be domestic or international. For those planning a holiday of at least three nights Queensland is now the top destination for 24.9% of travellers, just ahead of New South Wales (22.7%); Victoria (11.6%) and Western Australia (11.1%) are significantly further behind. Other holiday makers have opted for another domestic destination, an international destination (which will have to be reconsidered with borders set to remain closed), or do not yet have any particular destination in mind at all. In 2019 prior to the pandemic New South Wales had been the top domestic destination for holidays of at least three nights, chosen by 17.2% of travellers – just ahead of Queensland (16.4%) and Victoria (15.3%). These are the latest findings from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, derived from comprehensive in-depth interviews with 1,000 Australians each week or over 50,000 each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Roy Morgan Image of Professions Survey 2021: In a year dominated by COVID-19 – health professionals including Nurses, Doctors and Pharmacists are the most highly regarded; but almost all professions down from pre-pandemic

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 28-Apr-21

Health professionals have again been rated as Australia’s most highly regarded professions in Roy Morgan’s latest Image of Professions Survey, but there have been declines for almost all professions compared to four years ago. Of all 30 professions surveyed in 2021, only one profession, Union Leaders, increased their rating compared to four years ago, while 29 professions have a lower image now than in 2017 pre-pandemic. Some 88% of Australians (down 6% from 2017) now rate Nurses ‘very high’ or ‘high’ for their ethics and honesty, followed by Doctors on 82% (down 7% since 2017), Pharmacists on 76% (down 8%), School Teachers on 74% (down 7%), and Dentists on 71% (down 8%). These are the main findings of a Roy Morgan online survey conducted from April 13-22, 2021, with 1,267 Australian men and women aged 14+.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED

Full strength beer is preferred by Australia’s beer drinkers

Original article by Roy Morgan
Market Research Update – Page: Online : 26-Apr-21

New data from Roy Morgan’s Alcohol Consumption Report shows that 6,277,000 Australians aged 18+ (34.6%) drink beer in an average four weeks. This is second only to wine as the alcoholic drink of choice for Australians. Nearly a third of Australians aged 18+ (30.2%) consumed full-strength beer in an average four weeks in 2020, down 3.1% points from 2019 (33.3%). In comparison only 8.6% of Australians consumed mid-strength beer (down 2.2% points on 2019) and just 2.8% (down 1.1% points) had low-alcohol beer in an average four weeks during 2020. Men are the main consumers of beer, with over half (52.4%) consuming beer in 2020 compared to only 17.5% of women. The ratio is very similar for full-strength beer with nearly half of men, 45.9%, consuming full strength beer in 2020 compared to only 15.2% of women. Less than one-in-seven men (13.9%) drink mid-strength beer and only 4.6% drink low-alcohol beer. Even fewer women (3.5%) drink mid-strength beer and just 1.1% of women drink low-alcohol beer. The findings are from the Roy Morgan Single Source survey, Australia’s most trusted and comprehensive consumer survey, derived from in-depth interviews with 50,000 Australians each year.

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ROY MORGAN LIMITED